Michael Benzin is currently Vice President of Adoption STAR Board of Directors. Mike is managing partner of Mike Benzin Developments, a private practice that provides fundraising & marketing counsel and support to mission-driven organizations. He has more than 25 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Read to Succeed Buffalo, Aspire of WNY, Sisters Hospital Foundation and the University at Buffalo. An active community volunteer, Mike is a past chair of the Taste of Buffalo and currently holds volunteer leadership positions with the East Aurora Cooperative Market and the FBI Buffalo Citizens Academy Alumni Association. He is also a Leadership Buffalo graduate and 40 Under Forty honoree.
Mike and his wife, Julie, are proud forever parents of Sophia and Charlie, both adopted through Adoption STAR. One of the many attractive qualities they found in Adoption STAR is the agency’s placing as high a priority on the pre- and post-adoption needs of the birth mother as they do with the adoptive parents. They also appreciate the agency’s attention to quality and are grateful for the passionate and caring staff for their support.